Mission Supported Ministries

Ten regional and global ministries supported by congregational mission support.

Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church (AELC) of India

We in the Northwestern Minnesota Synod are joining hands with our companion synod, the Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church (AELC) in India. By walking hand in hand with our companion synod, we are practicing accompaniment – a way of seeing the world and engaging one another in global mission that places mutual relationship at its core.

ELCA Colleges and Universities

At ELCA colleges and universities, students are educated for a sense of calling or vocation, opening the path toward a meaningful life of contribution to the common good through whatever career they choose.

Luther Seminary

Luther Seminary of St. Paul, MN, educates leaders for Christian communities called and sent by the Holy Spirit to witness to salvation through Jesus Christ and to serve in God’s world. Could becoming a pastor, associate in ministry, or diaconal minister be part of your future?

Lutheran Advocacy-Minnesota

The Lutheran Advocacy-Minnesota, formerly the Lutheran Coalition for Public Policy in MN, addresses biblical values such as concern for people living in poverty and struggling with hunger and disease, hospitality to strangers, and care for creation.

Lutheran Campus Ministry (LCM)

Campus Ministry is a Lutheran ministry on campus, not just a ministry to Lutherans. Through worship, study, fellowship, and service, members of the academic community taste the fullness of God’s grace.

Minnesota Council of Churches

Our state’s largest ecumenical organization representing 24 denominations and over one million Minnesotans, MCC fosters public worship/prayer events, sponsors caring and advocacy, and reaches out to refugees and interfaith partners.

Native American Christian Ministry

This program serves the Fargo-Moorhead Native American population with worship opportunities, pastoral services, and networking with various resources in the community.

Oak Grove Lutheran School

The mission of Oak Grove Lutheran School is to express God’s love by nurturing students for academic achievement, lifelong Christian commitment and loving service throughout the world.

Parish Nurse Program

Since 1991, the Parish Nurse Program of Concordia College, Moorhead, has prepared over 1,700 nurses to serve in faith communities across the country. Parish nurses are called and committed to the healing ministry of the church, helping meet the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of the members.

Synod Outreach Ministries

Assists new ELCA outreach ministries on the territory of (or adjacent to) the synod, in partnership with the ELCA churchwide organization. These ministries are reaching out to serve specific community needs: Native Americans in the Cass Lake/Bemidji area; helping create worship communities in Hawley and Frazee, and at the lake in Alexandria; and walking with […]